Int’l Bytes: Hurricane Electric, EllaLink, AMS-IX, 5GN

April 2nd, 2019 by · Leave a Comment

A few items from around the world worth noting from the start of this week:

Hurricane Electric has two new PoPs over in the UK this week. The global IP backbone operator now has nodes in two of LDEX's facilities: LDeX1 at Oxgate Centre in London and LDeX2 at Unit 6, Waterside, Stretford in Manchester. From those facilities, HE is now offering connections of up to 100GE. HE continues to steadily and organically add global depth to its network.

EllaLink has expanded its partnership with one of the local providers along its transatlantic pathway. They are working with EMACOM to boost the system's potential capacity between Portugal and the islands of Madiera. EMACOM had been up for a dedicated fiber pair for up to 20Tbps, but their needs may now be for more than 70Tbps and additional fiber pairs may be involved. When completed with the help of Alcatel-Lucent, EllaLink will connect Sines, Portugal with Fortaleza, Brazil.

AMS-IX has a new strategic partner in the Middle East. They are teaming up with Batelco to build out a neutral IX in Bahrain, providing new interconnection opportunities in the Persian Gulf. Batelco has been increasing its links with Europe, most recently adding a node in Marseille.  Meanwhile, AMS-IX recently busted through the 6Tbps mark at its flagship exchange in Amsterdam.

And some colo infrastructure is changing hands down under. 5G Networks has announced the acquisition of Melbourne Data Centre. The AUD$5.7M purchase represents a multiple of 7x EBITDA, and $600K of annualized synergies are expected within three months. 5GN is building a nextgen infrastructure built around fiber, cloud, and 5G access.

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Categories: Datacenter · Interconnection · Internet Backbones · Mergers and Acquisitions

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